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Machinist - Horizontal Mill

Date: Sep 2, 2021

Location: Eden Prairie, MN, US, 55344

Company: MTS Systems

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Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.


Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is work we dream about as kids. At MTS, it’s a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.


By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.


Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.



Position eligible for a $4K signing bonus*


Primary Objective: Perform machining operations in accordance with MTS Machine Shop procedures and work instructions. Utilize documentation and skills to provide parts and assemblies to internal and external customers that meet quality and schedule requirements.


Major Areas of Accountability:

1. Performs machining operations on a variety of parts and is fully competent in the following areas:
•Accept responsibility for completing required operations in an efficient manner.
•Take initiative and make decisions to meet the customers' expectations.
•Perform set-ups in a timely and efficient manner.
•Perform normal preventative maintenance as required or apparent.
•Maintain a clean and well-organized work area; work in conjunction with both shifts to do so.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of / ability to:
•MTS machining prints and meet print requirements.
•Machine Shop routing system.
•Inspect and verify dimensions to required accuracy.

3. Perform machining operations in the following manner:
•Provide constructive feedback to area supervisor on quality issues, trends and workload. Exhibit willingness to help resolve issues regarding schedules and priorities.
•Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to work overtime and to meet demands of other work stations.
•Interact and communicate effectively with all colleagues, including supervisors. Display ability to work as a part of team.
•Operate and maintain equipment in a safe manner. Identify safety hazards and involve appropriate parties to resolve.
•Initiate creative and/or innovative ideas and shows willingness to implement them.

4. Performs other duties as assigned or apparent.



  • Either a two year certification from college or trade school with previous experience OR four years applicable experience in a machine shop environment.
  • Must understand and apply advanced machining knowledge. 
  • Machining tolerances and measuring equipment, tooling selection, machine setup and operation. Common machining symbols on MTS prints. 
  • Understanding of material characteristics and proper machining techniques.   
  • Ability to read and understand CNC G-code and M-code for CNC operators or ability to run multiple manual machines.



  • CNC machining experience on horizontal and/or vertical mills is strongly preferred. Prior experience with Makino horizontal mills is helpful but not required.
  • Familiarity with MASA5 database is a plus.
  • Prefer candidates with setup experience which includes tool selection and changes, offsets, program editing, etc.
  • Experience in a low volume/high mix environment is preferred.




* Agency direct hire candidates, contractor conversions, and rehires who will receive adjusted service date are not eligible.

MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

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